Rangers, streetwalkers of football, face their deadline


There’s something undignified at the shenanigans at Ibrox right now.  Despite being under no pressure to pay the disputed tax demand, Rangers are tarting around their top player in a desperate attempt to raise money.

After the Plus Stock Exchange suspended dealing in their shares the club stated it would produce overdue accounts for season 2010-11 around the end of this month, which coincides with the end of the transfer window.  Any auditor needs to be in a position to state that the company has enough cash to be considered a going concern before he would be in a position to sign-off the accounts.  Rangers are now in a desperate bid for cash as their self-imposed (late) date to provide shareholders with statutory information has arrived.

Claims were made that a front-loaded war-chest was made available to Ex-Rangers manager, Ally McCoist (still too early?  Hmmmm) at the start of the season and it was subsequently suggested that a £9m bid was rejected for Nikica Jelavic, but now the same player is available for a fraction of that sum – available for cash, that is.

McCoist kept their season alive but as reality dawn and Neil Lennon’s Celtic turned up the heat, his challenge abated.

The trusty old media, for so long a crutch throughout Rangers rather unique history, are set to desert the White Star Line’s most famous vessel.  The day draws near.

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  1. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Here we go again clap clap,



    We’re on the road again clap clap.



    Blantyre tim,I was along wae a couple of lovely Blantyre folk last night here in Derry.



    Hope they’re home safe and well tonight.

  2. Well done Andrew on getting things back up and running.



    I would hate to miss the exact moment that the hun goes under, though that, apparently, makes me a feartie, in Kojo’s eyes.



    I still find their recent behaviour difficult to decipher. Why did they manage to sign Mervan Cellik when they could not land their other journeymen targets? Is Cellik not one of their more talented triallists? Would he not command more of a wage than some others they failed to land?



    In short, I will not fully believe they are done, until the stake is driven through their heart, they are shot by a silver bullet, had the hosepipe inserted in every available orifice, buried in a silver lined casket, and shot out of this universe on a rocket ship heading for the heart of Hell.



    That’s not too much to ask for, surely?

  3. Lads any ideas what this is about and is it only Jim traynor that knows this?




    30 Jan 2012 22:37:43


    Now I know were geting treated to a 5page spread in tomorrows record but there is meant to be another big story which is possibly being held back, revolves around something fat sally has told a close friend and it could be the final nail in the coffin, Jim traynor knows that this could kill rangers and his own career possibly



    Paddy {Ed007’s Note – McCoist told a friend ‘The Daily Record are sitting on a story. If they run with it the game’s a bogey’.

  4. Everton expect to complete the signing of Nikica Jelavic on Tuesday after having an improved offer of around £6m for the Croatia international striker accepted by Rangers.



    Craig Whyte, the Rangers chairman, rejected a £5m bid from the Goodison Park club on Monday but talks have continued with his Everton counterpart, Bill Kenwright, and, despite not matching the £7m offer lodged by West Ham United last week, Everton look set to complete a deal before the transfer deadline.



    David Moyes’ prospects of finally landing the goalscorer his side desperately needs have been helped by Jelavic’s desire to move to Merseyside. Everton’s offer of £5m plus a player was also rejected by Whyte but, given Rangers’ financial situation and the 26-year-old’s determination to move to the Premier League, a compromise deal appears to have been reached.



    The Everton manager, who remains keen on signing the Paris St-German striker Guillaume Hoarau, said on Monday: “I am still hoping to bring a couple in but I couldn’t say whether I was confident or not. I cannot say for sure if we will definitely get something done.”

  5. PaddyG



    I have it from the horses mouth so to speak that swally is to take over from Jose at the end of the season, the fireworks are going off in the village as I type this, the locals are beside themselfs with delirium, they are deeply concerned that there will be no vino left for themselfs, but all is not lost for the Spanish ecomemy, the pie makers are over the moon :>)

  6. SFTB



    they have to pay Cellic’s old club a development fee,it was reported they had 30 days to pay. no doubt he will be sent back.



    or be signed by us.




  7. Like I said hours ago, if they print what they know – Whyte is finished, but maybe he’s cut a deal with them. The morning will tell, but the fact remains that he is done. Maybe not quite yet, but soon. We’ll see how much balls the journo’s have. I predict one or two will come out with what they all know.


    Who will be that man!


    Step forwards Jabba!

  8. tried oddschecker just after the article went up – only paddy power had odds on next spl manager to leave 15/2 on FPLG – Tried to get on but they had pulled it by that time… champagne on Ice though & no to new co…. C’mon the hoops

  9. SFTB



    If somebody has a contact at NASA, I’m sure we can all chip in for the rest of the stuff….I’ll let Lucifer know they are on their way!

  10. Tricoloured ribbon


    I am sure they would have had a cracking time too..had a right good weekend there myself..


    .too long ago unfortunately..




  11. Just part of a story around London tonight..



    The Fat Man



    Since taking over Rangers on 6th May of last year, Whyte’s Rangers have been deducting PAYE and national insurance from players’ salaries. However, the club has not been passing this money on to HMRC. In fact, the club has fallen behind on current remittances by an amount that is fast approaching £2 million

  12. Thanks Andrew.



    Tomorrows DR may have a 5 page spread digging up the truth on the MBB,however I suspect this is the start of


    the campaign expected by many on here to keep them alive in the event of liquidation.Sir Minty has his dirty paws


    all over this.



    Of to the 4poster.Good night all.HH.

  13. jockulus says:


    30 January, 2012 at 22:55



    I subscribe to Celtic TV Basic as the Premium cannot buffer on my wireless (or any other I’m told). Premium is only for a high speed, direct cable link up.



    The quality is good (not excellent) enough though to watch the game on my laptop, or plug it into my TV on a rig that a bunch of high school kids set up for me.



    Never have any problems with the Basic on my laptop powered by my wireless box. I say go for it!

  14. Allegedly from the rumours…



    ST money mortgaged for 3 years. Used to buy the club and pay debt plus £10m for working capital. He has literally spent a single £1 coin. The bears season book money bought Whyte the club and his multi million pound profit he will receive when he “exits”. Likely to go bust in Feb,



    All rumours but once again




  15. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    Isn’t this the part where the papers run the hearse by Ibrox? Why hasn’t it happened – they’re only havin a laugh surely

  16. is Raman Bawbag taking the piss?



    STVRaman Raman Bhardwaj


    So, who will Rangers go for after the club agreed fee with Everton? Grant Holt? Hamdi Salihi? Fran Sandaza?



    someone should tell him…..

  17. Has Jelavic move been confirmed, must admit was looking forward to seeing what would happen if he didn’t get sold!



    Don’t rate him as a player at all, think he would be more of a financial burden to them if their bluff for the 7m+ failed and fully expected his ” disapproval” of staying to be a great source of amusement

  18. James Forrest is Lennon on




    About what I expected mate. The man did not have the money to finance this on his own, so it was obvious that it came from the fans.



    Rangers fans, you literally ARE paying down the bank debt. It’s just a shame that, even if you win the tax case, your next three years are fiscal penury inflicted upon you by the Great Whyte Savior.



    In our wildest dreams, could we have hoped for something this sweet?

  19. Tricoloured Ribbon on




    Hughie McG and Brenda?



    Scottish accents all over Derry all weekend and some not going back till Wednesday!



    Rebs on all day in Dungloe and Tracys.Superb mate.

  20. I can’t the sound of late-career Johnny Cash outta my head, singing How Great Thou Art…



    “I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder…”